We love being outdoors with our pets, but we hate that they might get fleas because of it. So how can you keep your pets flea-free all year round? Here’s some tips you could use.
- Spot-on treatments – These treatments can cover the pets entire body, and are not affected by water. They kill and repeal fleas for several weeks before you need to reapply the treatment. Always read the label, and choose one that is suitable for your pets age and size.
- Oral medication – Using flea control tables will help in conjunction with spot-on treatments.
- Flea shampoo – Bathing your pets with specially medicated shampoo will kill fleas on contact, and will protect your pets during flea season. You will need to repeat the process more often, because they don’t last as long as medication and spot-on treatments.
- Flea collar – Flea collars effectiveness depends on how much the collar makes contact with your pets skin.
- Flea dip – This is not like a shampoo bath, so you won’t have to rinse off your pet after applying the dip product to your pets skin. These products are very potent, so always ask your vet if a flea dip is the right treatment for your pet.
- Powders and sprays – This is an inexpensive method of repelling fleas, although you will have to reapply them more often.
- Clean the house – If you have a flea infestation, you need to thoroughly clean the house daily until the situation is under control. Vigilant vacuuming will remove flea eggs and reduce the population of fleas in your house. If the problem persists, call the pest control experts.
- Sprays and foggers – These will kill adult fleas and eggs, but you may want to hire a professional exterminator to spray the house properly instead.
- Flea traps – Sticky pads are laid on the floor, and fleas become attached. This eliminates adult fleas from your home.
- Clear the garden – Keeping your garden consistently trimmed back will reduce the population of fleas around your home.
A vigilant pest insect control routine that is well maintained will keep your pets safe from fleas in your home.